Feb 4, 2013 4:00am EST
, that's the last thing the eu or the eurozone needs right now. just when we get the signal of the panic button in the eurozone debt crisis, we have another cloud on the horizon. but that's nothing angela merkel can influence. i'm sure it's going to be a topic of discussion saying, look, is this going to be a government crisis? can you avert this? that is nothing we will hear about. the official communique will sound similar to what we heard out of paris, out of the monte meeting. don't expect a result on this budget summit yet on the table and on we go to the next rendezvous in terms of the budgets. we've got another eu summit in march, which is not -- which is not ear marked, of course, as a budget meeting, but i daresay we will trickle along nicely or unnicely until finally they reach an agreement on the next budget. in terms of the eurozone debt crisis, of course, that's the other point of discussion. at the moment, there's a little bit of cautious shoulder padd g padding, but it will be a bit more cautious because of the aforementioned festering crisis in spain. obviously, what we'
Feb 1, 2013 4:00am EST
, good to see you. thank you. >>> a bit of news out from google concerning the eu. it is now analyzing google proposals. no word on when they may finish analyzing it. >>> goombling, casinos took in $3.4 billion, up 7% from a year ago. but below forecasts of 10% to 12% growth. analysts attribute the low numbers to the traditional lull before the new year. this is all in macau, of course. these vip gamblers have scaled back their betts last year because of the uncertain economic outlook and the clampdown on corruption. in the auto world, toyota says its china sales are looking up. the world's largest carmaker sold more than 72,000 vehicles in china in january. that's up 24% from a year ago. it was toyota's first year on year growth since june 2012 in the country. anti-japanese sentiment has been hurting sales in china. but on the domestic front, toyota sales slipped 15% in january as government incentives expired. honda suffered an even steeper 53% drop. and staying with japan, we're seeing a couple of old school japanese electronics. toshiko has the story for us. >> hi, ross. struggling